Flamingo Hotel in Cancun – Opinion and Review

Flamingo Hotel in Cancun

Despite the Flamingo Hotel being marketed as a 4 and sometimes even a 5-star hotel, this Cancun hotel barely amounts to a 3 star. Granted, it is old, and it can’t compete with all the new mega resorts sprouting all along the beaches of this Mexican town. But it’s also run down, which is doesn’t necessarily have to go hand in hand (picture the Vatican… quite old, uh? Not run down at all)./p>

Flamingos Hotel in Cancun

The Flamingo hotel is not a resort. Meaning that is not a huge place with all the ammenities under the sun. It has, though, one of the best stretches of beach in Cancun, and that makes up for a lot of its shortcomings. After all, you are here to enjoy the beach, not to play tennis or basketball or put put golf (yes, you can find those ammenities in a lot of resorts in Cancun). It is located in the heart of the Cancun Hotel Zone, with plenty of restaurants, bars, discos, coffeeshops, stores and even a supermarket nearby. You can’t find a better located hotel in all of Cancun. It has the Caribbean sea lapping at its pools, and the Nichupte lagoon right across the street, so expect gorgeos sunrises and breathtaking sunsets!/p>

The rooms are spacious, but unimpressive, as they are simply furnished. A good amount of them have a unobstructed and quite close ocean view, even whitewater view. The bathrooms are oldish but fairly clean, mattresses acceptable (medium softness, medium comfort) and in general the rooms are acceptable./p>

Flamingos Hotel in Cancun

The hotel features two outdoors pools and an oversized round jaccuzzi. They’re both clean, and not overcrowded. There’s a pool bar and an indoors bar which is open at night. No entertainment staff makes for a quiet, peaceful atmosphere, something that many of us appreciate./p>

The staff is friendly, the food is good without being superb, and the drinks are decent. Don’t expect a lavishly stocked bar but the bartenders will do their best to accommodate your requests./p>

In general, for its great beach and location, despite it showing its age, we give the Flamingo Hotel in Cancun, 3 stars.